Category Archives: Vision Loss

Eat This to Save Your Eyesight

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 14, 2016

  • Are you at risk for this leading cause of blindness?
  • Mediterranean diet may save your eyesight
  • More food for your starving eyes

One of the most devastating eye conditions today is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. It’s the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years of age.

But it’s not something that happens over night. It takes years of damage to your macula. As the cells start breaking down, your central vision will start to blur. You’ll have a hard time seeing in dim light, and things right in front of you will start looking fuzzy and hazy.

If it progresses to the more advanced form of AMD, things can get much worse. Leaky blood vessels start growing under the macula, which can result in a severe loss of central vision.

For this reason, I urge you to start protecting your macula right now… before it’s too late. Because once you develop AMD, there is no cure for it. Continue reading

Sunglasses: Not Just For Style

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 13, 2016

  • How sunlight damages your eyes
  • Why you need a good pair of sunglasses
  • Top nutrients to protect you from sight-robbing AMD

Now that summer is in full swing, you’re probably taking measures to guard against sunburn. But what are you doing to protect your eyes?

You may not realize it, but your eyes can get sunburned too. And while eye drops and a little rest will help heal your bloodshot, irritated and gritty eyes, sun damage to your peepers can lead to further problems down the road. Continue reading

Start Saving Your Vision Now

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 4, 2016

  • Is this how you’ll lose your drivers license?
  • The key to sharper and clearer vision
  • What to feed your starving eyes

One thing I notice when it comes to health concerns is that most people don’t pay nearly enough attention to their eyesight. This is a mistake.

Your eyesight is your key to independence. Once it starts to go, all sorts of things happen.

The most terrifying, of course, is losing your driver’s license. Suddenly you can’t go to the grocery store… you can’t get to the doctor if you have an emergency… you can’t even meet your friends for dinner.

You’re also likely to start limiting other activities… even ones as simple as putting away your clothes… because tripping and falling suddenly become big risks.

Now, the two nutrients you probably think of first when it comes to your eyesight are lutein and zeaxanthin. And it’s true that your eyes crave these two carotenoids. A lack of them will slowly starve your macula. And when your eyes are constantly starved, it’s a serious threat to your long-term vision.

But despite popular belief, these carotenoids aren’t the only nutrients your eyes are hungry for. Continue reading

#1 Way to Banish Dry Eyes

Modern technology overworks your eyes

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

February 10, 2016

  • Modern technology overworks your eyes
  • Slash dry eyes, irritation and burning
  • Quench your eyes with this dynamic foursome

I don’t know about you, but these days I seem to use my Smartphone almost as much as much as I use my computer. Between the two, my eyes take a beating… and by the end of the day they often feel dry and gritty.

If you spend more than an hour or two a day using your electronic devices – or even doing other forms of close work – you know exactly what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Food for Your Eyes and Brain

October 23, 2015

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

In This Issue:

  • Are you taking your vision seriously enough?
  • Protect your independence as you age
  • The nutrients your eyes and brain crave

Aging takes a toll on your body.

That’s why you try to take such good care of it by eating the right foods and exercising.

Continue reading

Do Your Tired Eyes a Favor

June 25, 2014

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • Don’t let this modern-day eye epidemic catch you off-guard
  • How digital technology is blurring your vision
  • Get rid of itchy, scratchy and tired eyes forever

I have more than my share of patients who come in complaining about dry, scratchy and burning eyes. Some of them have headaches and blurred vision. Other symptoms include neck and back pain. Continue reading

Which Is Worse?

November 05, 2012

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • The difference between wet and dry macular degeneration
  • Why certain nutrients are a necessity, not an option
  • When should you worry?

The recent series on vision health seemed to hit a nerve for more than a few readers. Sure, cataracts are scary – but with cataract surgery being common and usually successful – it’s not the issue that scares people the most. Continue reading

The Strange Trick to Thinner Blood and Better Vision

May 29, 2012

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • Can this over-the-counter pill make your brain bleed?
  • An aspirin a day may be robbing your sight
  • The trick to thinner blood and better vision

I have a lot of patients who like the idea of taking an aspirin each day. And I understand why they would. Continue reading

The Silent Sight Killer

January 27, 2012

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • Why you need eye protection in any season
  • The rays you can see.. and the ones you can’t
  • How to pick protective lenses that do their job

Now, I realize it’s the end of January – and the days are still pretty short. Depending on where you live, you might be wondering why I’ve chosen this time of year to talk about protecting your eyes from the sun. Continue reading

Eat Better For Eyesight

By Bonnie Jenkins

As Baby Boomers increasingly celebrate turning 60, many are noticing that thier vision isn’t what it used to be. In fact, age-related eye conditions are increasing for those entering the senior set. Fortunately, you don’t have to watch your eyesight deteriorate with each passing year. Simple changes in what you eat and the supplements you take can help you stay in focus. Continue reading